|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The title generally applied to the chief men of the state. The "princes of the provinces" (1 Kings 20:14) were the governors or lord-lieutenants of the provinces. So also the "princes" mentioned in Dan. 6:1, 3, 4, 6, 7 were the officers who administered the affairs of the provinces; the "satraps" (as rendered in R.V.). These are also called "lieutenants" (Esther 3:12; 8:9; R.V., "satraps"). The promised Saviour is called by Daniel (9:25) "Messiah the Prince" (Hebrews nagid); compare Acts 3:15; 5:31. The angel Micheal is called (Dan. 12:1) a "prince" (Hebrews sar, whence "Sarah, " the "princes").
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
2. (n.) The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood.
3. (n.) A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in different countries. In England it belongs to dukes, marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is always one of the royal family.
4. (n.) The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is preeminent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players.
5. (v. i.) To play the prince.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
prins: This word occurs quite frequently in our English Bible, mostly in the Old Testament. While it is never used to denote royal parentage (compare 1 Chronicles 29:24), it often indicates actual royal or ruling power, together with royal dignity and authority. As a rule, the name is given to human beings; in a few instances it is applied to God and Christ, the angels and the devil.
In Matthew 2:6 the word rendered "princes" might be translated "princely cities"; at least, this seems to be implied. Here the term hegemon, "leader," "ruler," "prince," is used, undoubtedly to hint at the fact that Bethlehem was the native city of a great prince. In the other New Testament passages the word archon, "a potentate," "a person in authority," "a magistrate," occurs most frequently (compare Matthew 9:34; Matthew 12:24; Matthew 20:25 (the Revised Version (British and American) "ruler"); Mark 3:22 John 12:31; John 14:30; John 16:11 1 Corinthians 2:6, 8 the King James Version; Ephesians 2:2 Revelation 1:5 (the Revised Version (British and American) "ruler")). In most of these instances the term "prince" refers to the devil.
In Acts 3:15; Acts 5:31, the word archegos, "leader," is employed referring to Christ as the author of life and salvation (compare Hebrews 12:2, where the term archegos is rendered "author" (Revised Version) or "captain" (Revised Version margin)).
The Old Testament contains a number of different words mostly rendered "prince" or "princes" in the English Versions of the Bible.
(1) sar: In Joshua 5:14 the mysterious armed stranger seen by Joshua near Jericho calls himself the "prince of the host of Yahweh": a high military title applied to a superhuman being. In Isaiah 9:6, the name is given to the child representing the future Messiah. The term "Prince of Peace" denotes the eminent position and the peaceful reign of the Messianic king: the highest human title in its most ideal sense. Daniel 8:11: here, again, as in Joshua 5:14, occurs the phrase "prince of the host." In Daniel 8:25 "the prince of princes" refers to God Himself: the highest human title in its absolute sense applied to God. Daniel 10:21: "Michael your prince." Michael the archangel is here called the prince of the Jewish people. He is the princely representative of God's people in the sight of God, a royal title suggesting high power and alliance with God in the great struggle going on between Him and the powers of darkness. Daniel 12:1: here Michael is called "the great prince" who standeth for the children of Israel; supplementing Daniel 10:21. In Daniel 10:13: "the prince of the kingdom of Persia" (compare 10:20, "the prince of Persia," "the prince of Greece"), the expression is used in the same general sense as in Daniel 10:21. Each individual nation is represented as guided by a spiritual being that may or may not be an ally of God in His combat with the devil. In the majority of cases, though, the term sar is applied
(a) to men exercising royal or ruling power: Proverbs 8:16: "By me princes (margin "or rulers") rule" Isaiah 32:1: "Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice." Judicial power is included (compare Exodus 2:14: "Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?" and Psalm 148:11: "princes and all judges of the earth"). In some passages the word sar, having been rendered "prince," stands for "chief"; so Judges 7:25: "They took the two princes of Midian" (compare Judges 8:14 1 Samuel 29:4; 2 Samuel 10:3, etc.).
(b) To royal officers of a high rank: Genesis 12:15: "the princes of Pharaoh" (compare 2 Kings 24:14: "Jerus and all the princes"; 1 Chronicles 29:24 2 Chronicles 24:23; Jeremiah 36:21; Jeremiah 52:10 Hosea 5:10, etc.). "Ambassadors" (Jeremiah 36:14); "governors" (1 Kings 20:14 "By the young men (margin "or, servants") of the princes of the provinces"; compare Esther 1:3, 14, "the seven princes"); "the chief of the eunuchs" (Daniel 1:7); a "quartermaster" (Jeremiah 51:59 "Seraiah was chief chamberlain" (margin "or, quartermaster")). The King James Version renders it "a quiet prince," i.e. a prince having rest, instead of procuring rest (sar menuchah, "a sar of rest"). In post-exilic times: Ezra 9:1: "The princes drew near unto me." They were the political leaders of the people (compare Ezra 10:8: "the princes and the elders"; Nehemiah 9:38: "our princes, our Levites, and our priests"; Nehemiah 11:1: "The princes of the people dwelt in Jerus"; Nehemiah 12:31: "the princes of Judah"). Of course, they were all subject to the authority of the Persian kings.
(c) To the priesthood: 1 Chronicles 24:5: "princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God" (of Isaiah 43:28).
(d) On account of great achievements: 2 Samuel 3:38: "Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?"-an honorary title. Generally speaking, a prince is a wealthy man (compare Job 34:19: "That respecteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor"), and he is a prominent man embodying true, although mortal, manhood (compare Psalm 82:7: "Nevertheless ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes).
(2) nasi': usually derived from nasa', "to lift," hence, "exalted"; otherwise: a "speaker."
(a) An honorary title (compare Genesis 23:6: "Thou art a prince of God among us." The distinction is conferred upon Abraham by the children of Heth).
(b) A name given to the heads of the Israelite tribes, families and fathers' houses: Numbers 3:24: "the prince of the fathers' house of the Gershonites" (compare 3:30, 35); 3:32: "Eleazar.... shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary"; Numbers 4:34: "the princes of the congregation." They seem to be identical with the "rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens" (compare Exodus 18:21 Numbers 16:2). Numbers 7:2: "the princes of Israel, the heads of their fathers' houses.... the princes of the tribes" (compare 17:2, 6; 34:18:00; Joshua 22:14 1 Chronicles 4:38).
(c) Equivalent to chief or king: Genesis 17:20: "Twelve princes shall he beget" (compare 25:16); Genesis 34:2: "Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land"; Numbers 25:18: "Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian" (compare Joshua 13:21); 1 Kings 11:34: "I will make him prince all the days of his life." This was said of Solomon, which shows the term equivalent to king. Of special interest is the use of the word nasi' in Ezekiel. The name is given to the Jewish king (compare 12:10: "This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem"). Then, again, it is applied to the future theocratic king (compare 34:24; 37:25, etc., and especially chapters 45; 46). It is also used of foreign potentates and high officers (compare 26:16: "the princes of the sea"; 28:2: "the prince of Tyre"; 30:13: "a prince from the land of Egypt"); 32:29: "Edom, her kings and all her princes"; and, likewise, of high Jewish officers (21:12).
(d) A title bestowed upon Sheshbazzar (Ezra 1:8).
(3) nadhibh: 1 Samuel 2:8: "To make them sit with princes" (compare Psalm 113:8). The original meaning of the term is willing or obliging; then generous ("liberal"; compare Proverbs 19:6: "Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man"; yet, it might safely be rendered here "prince", margin) or noble-minded; a gentleman, a nobleman, a person of rank, a prince. Job 12:21: "He poureth contempt upon princes" (compare Psalm 107:40); Job 21:28: "Where is the house of the prince? And where is the tent wherein the wicked dwelt?" The context here suggests the thought of a wicked prince, a tyrant. Psalm 47:9: "The princes of the peoples are gathered together" (compare Psalm 118:9; Psalm 146:3 Proverbs 17:7; Proverbs 25:7 Songs 7:1).
(4) naghidh: According to Gesenius, this term denotes originally either a high-minded person (compare the preceding word, nadhibh) or a speaker, a spokesman; then a prince, a king. 1 Samuel 13:14: "Yahweh hath appointed him to be prince over his people" (compare 2 Samuel 5:2: "Thou shalt be prince (the Revised Version margin "leader") over Israel"; 6:21; 7:08; 1 Kings 1:35; 1 Kings 14:7; 1 Kings 16:2 Job 29:9; Job 31:37 Psalm 76:12 Proverbs 28:16 Ezekiel 28:2: "prince of Tyre"; Daniel 9:25: "the anointed one, the prince," the King James Version the "Messiah the Prince"; Daniel 9:26: "the prince that shall come" (the Roman emperor?); 11:22: "the prince of the covenant" (either a high priest or some Egyptian king, Ptolemeus Philometor?).
(5), (6) razon, and rozen, "a high official," "a prince," usually associated with the word "king" or "judge." Proverbs 14:28: "In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince" (razon); Judges 5:3: "Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes" (rozenim); Proverbs 8:15: "By me kings reign, and princes (rozenim) decree justice" (compare 31:4; Habakkuk 1:10); Isaiah 40:23: "that bringeth princes (rozenim) to nothing; that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity."
(7) nacikh, derived from nacakh, "to install a king" (compare Psalm 2:6); hence, a prince: Joshua 13:21: "the princes of Sihon" (compare Psalm 83:11); Ezekiel 32:30: "the princes of the north"; Micah 5:5: the Revised Version (British and American) "principal men," the Revised Version margin "princes among men"; Daniel 11:8: the Revised Version (British and American) "molten images," the Revised Version margin "princes."
(8) qatsin, "a judge," "a military leader," "a prince"; Daniel 11:18: "A prince (the Revised Version margin "captain") shall cause the reproach.... to cease" (probably a Roman consul; a Roman general?).
(9) shalish: The usual explanation, "one of the three men on a war-chariot" is highly improbable; Gesenius suggests that it is a loan-word, and renders it "hero." Ezekiel 23:15: "All of them princes to look upon" ("picked men," Gesenius).
(10) chashmannim: Psalm 68:31: "Princes shall come out of Egypt." Septuagint renders it presbeis, "ambassadors," Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) legati. But the meaning is uncertain.
See also GOVERNOR, 1, (8).
Prince (160 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:6 'You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come forth a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel.'" (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS)
Matthew 9:34 But the Pharisees said, "By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Mark 3:22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Luke 11:15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons." (WEB WEY ASV DBY RSV NIV)
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NIV)
John 14:30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NIV)
John 16:11 about judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NIV)
Acts 3:15 and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, to which we are witnesses. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS)
Acts 5:31 God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ephesians 2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience; (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Hebrews 2:10 For it was fitting that He for whom, and through whom, all things exist, after He had brought many sons to glory, should perfect by suffering the Prince Leader who had saved them. (WEY)
Hebrews 12:2 simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God. (WEY)
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (KJV DBY WBS)
Genesis 23:6 "Hear us, my lord. You are a prince of God among us. Bury your dead in the best of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb. Bury your dead." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. (KJV WBS YLT)
Genesis 34:2 Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 49:6 Into their secret, come not, O my soul! Unto their assembly be not united, O mine honour; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will eradicated a prince. (YLT)
Genesis 49:26 The blessings of thy father Have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors Unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. (See JPS NIV)
Exodus 2:14 He said, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you plan to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?" Moses was afraid, and said, "Surely this thing is known." (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 22:28 Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people. (DBY YLT)
Leviticus 4:22 When a prince sinneth and through inadvertence doeth somewhat against any of all the commandments of Jehovah his God in things which should not be done, and is guilty; (DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:3 Those who encamp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their divisions: and the prince of the children of Judah shall be Nahshon the son of Amminadab. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:5 Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and the prince of the children of Issachar shall be Nethanel the son of Zuar. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:7 The tribe of Zebulun: and the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of Helon. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:10 "On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their divisions. The prince of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:12 "Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon. The prince of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:14 "The tribe of Gad: and the prince of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:18 "On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their divisions: and the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:20 "Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the prince of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:22 "The tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:25 "On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their divisions: and the prince of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:27 "Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 2:29 "The tribe of Naphtali: and the prince of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 3:24 The prince of the fathers' house of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 3:30 The prince of the fathers' house of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 3:32 Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, with the oversight of those who keep the requirements of the sanctuary. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 3:35 The prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They shall encamp on the north side of the tabernacle. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 7:11 Yahweh said to Moses, "They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:18 On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, gave his offering. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:24 On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:30 On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:42 On the sixth day, Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:48 On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 7:78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 13:2 "Send men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel. Of every tribe of their fathers, you shall send a man, every one a prince among them." (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 16:13 is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must also make yourself a prince over us? (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 17:6 Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 25:14 Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianite woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers' house among the Simeonites. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 25:18 for they harassed you with their wiles, with which they have deceived you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 34:18 You shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land for inheritance. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 34:22 Of the tribe of the children of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of Jogli. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 34:23 Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh a prince, Hanniel the son of Ephod. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 34:24 Of the tribe of the children of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 34:25 Of the tribe of the children of Zebulun a prince, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 34:26 Of the tribe of the children of Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son of Azzan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 34:27 Of the tribe of the children of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Numbers 34:28 Of the tribe of the children of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son of Ammihud." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Deuteronomy 33:16 And for the precious things of the earth and the fulness thereof, And the good will of him that dwelt in the bush. Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, And upon the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. (See JPS BBE RSV NIV)
Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but 'as' prince of the host of Jehovah am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? (ASV YLT)
Joshua 5:15 The prince of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take your shoes off of your feet; for the place on which you stand is holy." Joshua did so. (WEB ASV YLT)
Joshua 22:14 and with him ten princes, one prince of a fathers' house for each of the tribes of Israel; and they were everyone of them head of their fathers' houses among the thousands of Israel. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Judges 8:18 Then said he to Zebah and Zalmunna, "What kind of men were they whom you killed at Tabor?" They answered, "They were like you. Each one resembled the children of a king." (See NIV)
Judges 9:22 Abimelech was prince over Israel three years. (WEB JPS ASV YLT)
Judges 9:30 And Zebul, prince of the city, heareth the words of Gaal son of Ebed, and his anger burneth, (YLT)
1 Samuel 9:16 "Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Israel; and he shall save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked on my people, because their cry has come to me." (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took the vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said, "Isn't it that Yahweh has anointed you to be prince over his inheritance? (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
1 Samuel 13:14 But now your kingdom shall not continue. Yahweh has sought for himself a man after his own heart, and Yahweh has appointed him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept that which Yahweh commanded you." (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
1 Samuel 25:30 It shall come to pass, when Yahweh has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you, and shall have appointed you prince over Israel, (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
2 Samuel 3:38 The king said to his servants, "Don't you know that there a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 5:2 In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. Yahweh said to you,'You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.'" (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
2 Samuel 6:21 David said to Michal, "It was before Yahweh, who chose me above your father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of Yahweh, over Israel. Therefore will I celebrate before Yahweh. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore you shall tell my servant David this,'Thus says Yahweh of Armies, "I took you from the sheep pen, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people, over Israel. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
1 Kings 1:35 Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne; for he shall be king in my place. I have appointed him to be prince over Israel and over Judah." (WEB JPS ASV)
1 Kings 11:34 "'However I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand; but I will make him prince all the days of his life, for David my servant's sake whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my statutes; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Kings 14:7 Go, tell Jeroboam,'Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: "Because I exalted you from among the people, and made you prince over my people Israel, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
1 Kings 16:2 "Because I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
2 Kings 20:5 "Turn back, and tell Hezekiah the prince of my people,'Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your father, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day, you shall go up to the house of Yahweh. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
1 Chronicles 2:10 Ram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Chronicles 5:2 For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph's:) (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
1 Chronicles 5:6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgath Pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 11:2 In times past, even when Saul was king, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. Yahweh your God said to you,'You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over my people Israel.'" (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
1 Chronicles 11:6 And David saith, 'Whoever smiteth the Jebusite first doth become head and prince;' and go up first doth Joab son of Zeruiah and becometh head. (YLT)
1 Chronicles 12:27 And Jehoiada the prince of Aaron, and with him were three thousand seven hundred; (DBY RSV)
1 Chronicles 13:1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, with every prince. (DBY)
1 Chronicles 17:7 "Now therefore, you shall tell my servant David,'Thus says Yahweh of Armies, "I took you from the sheep pen, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
1 Chronicles 27:8 The fifth, for the fifth month, 'is' the prince Shamhuth the Izrahite, and on his course 'are' twenty and four thousand. (YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:16 And over the tribes of Israel were: for the Reubenites Eliezer the son of Zichri was the prince; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah; (DBY)
1 Chronicles 28:4 However Yahweh, the God of Israel, chose me out of all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever: for he has chosen Judah to be prince; and in the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel; (WEB JPS ASV DBY)
1 Chronicles 29:22 and ate and drink before Yahweh on that day with great gladness. They made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him to Yahweh to be prince, and Zadok to be priest. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
2 Chronicles 1:2 Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every prince in all Israel, the heads of the fathers' houses. (WEB JPS ASV DBY)
2 Chronicles 6:5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be prince over my people Israel: (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
2 Chronicles 11:22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brothers; for he was minded to make him king. (WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 19:11 And behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of Jehovah, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, prince of the house of Judah, in all the king's matters; and ye have the Levites before you as officers. Be strong and do it, and Jehovah will be with the good. (DBY)
Ezra 1:8 even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)